Contributed by Peter Loughman on Dec 15, 2008
HOW TO GET KICKED OUT OF CHURCH ON CHRISTMAS EVE
Christmas Eve 1990. I came this close to being physically thrown out of church.
We were new to town and we heard that a certain church in town had a fantastic Christmas Eve service. So, we went with some friends, about ten of us total, to this
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jan 19, 2012
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
Flotsam and jetsam are commonly used terms. They are used to describe the wreckage and debris that floats in the water after a shipwreck. What isn't so well known is that there is a difference between flotsam and jetsam.
Flotsam is anything that ends up in the water
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Oct 18, 2000
Derrick Thomas the late defensive end of the Kansas City Chiefs wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, earlier this year when he lost control of his car on an icy highway. He was ejected as was another passenger, and both died from their injuries, a friend
Contributed by Peter Bines on Sep 10, 2005
R T Kendall has said: “God is not obligated to any man and, in so far as Jonah is concerned, God did not even have to send wind! But He did. He did not have to prepare the fish. But He did. He did not have to eject Jonah from the fish. But He
Contributed by David Hill on Jul 8, 2004
Illustration: An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with sharp disapproval at the call, the legendary Ruth turned to the umpire with disdain and said, "There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was ball, tomato head." Suspecting
Contributed by Timothy Archer on Feb 27, 2004
During the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s, the Iraqi Air Force was equipped with the MiG-29, one of the most technologically advanced planes of all time. Yet they suffered an incredibly high rate of loss of these planes, even when facing the Irani force that had inferior equipment. The makers of the
Contributed by Mark Mccool on Apr 21, 2003
One of the longest evasions in history was logged by then Captain Roger Locher, now a Colonel serving as director of safety for the Pacific Air Forces headquarters at Hickam A.F.B. near Honolulu.
After his F-4 Phantom was shot down 45 miles northwest of Hanoi, Vietnam on May 10, 1972, he
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 3, 2001
An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with sharp disapproval at the call, the legendary Ruth turned to the umpire with disdain and said, "There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was ball, tomato head." Suspecting that the umpire
Contributed by Ken Pell on Apr 6, 2010
"The Harrowing of Hell" -- "I have the keys to death and Hades"
An ancient Christian hymn found in the old hymn book "Odes of Solomon" (from the first one hundred years of the Christian church) has a climactic celebration of "The harrowing (robbing) of Hell." It gives us insight into the first
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 17, 2009
Dr. J. Robert Clinton, professor at Fuller Seminary, did a study of male leadership in the Bible and determined that only 30% of them finished well. Wow! The odds are against us! Consider also this next example.
The World Cup is over. Italy beat France in a shootout, 5-3, in
Contributed by Michael Thomas on Feb 10, 2004
Many here have heard of a man named Bobby Knight. He’s a famous college basketball coach. Bobby Knight is given to what commentaries on the Old Testament refer to as "ebullitions of wrath." Maybe you’ve seen some of Bobby’s ebullitions on display in television news clips: Coach Knight hurling a
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 22, 2004
Shortly after the turn of the century, Japan invaded, conquered, and occupied Korea. One group singled out for concentrated oppression was the Christians. When the Japanese army overpowered Korea one of the first things they did was board up evangelical churches and eject most foreign missionaries.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 29, 2009
A LESSON OF GRACE FROM A CAN OF SODA
The Apostle Paul wrote these words to the Christians in Corinth. "For God made Jesus who had no sin to be sin for us so that in him we might be righteous, holy and forgiven in God's sight." In the world of psychology this is called "transference." God
- The story is told of a jet fighter pilot who was on a mission during the Gulf War. As he was flying over the enemy territory, he was shot down from a ground to air weapon. He immediately ejected from his flaming plane. But, as he was descending to the ground below him, he noticed the
Contributed by Bret Toman on Jan 31, 2012
MADE IN HIS IMAGE
In 1940 the Battle of Britain took place in the skies over England. Day after day hundreds of German bombers delivered to the targets below a cargo of death and destruction. The only thing stopping the certain defeat of the allies in western Europe was the Royal Air Force,
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Aug 5, 2008
â€œRoger Simms, hitchhiking his way home, would never forget the date--May 7. His heavy suitcase made Roger tired. He was anxious to take off his army uniform once and for all. Flashing the hitchhiking sign to the oncoming car, he lost hope when he saw it was a black, sleek, new Cadillac. To his
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Aug 28, 2001
Roger Simms, hitchhiking his way home, would never forget the date—May 7. His heavy suitcase made Roger tired. He was anxious to take off his army uniform once and for all. Flashing the hitchhiking sigh to the oncoming car, he lost hope when he saw it was a black,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 26, 2007
Out of the sun, packed in a diamond formation and flying as one that day, the Minute Men dove at nearly the speed of sound toward a tiny emerald patch on Ohio’s unwrinkled crazy quilt below. It was a little after nine on the morning of June 7, 1958, and the destination of the Air National Guard’s
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 30, 2012
GUIDANCE BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Every Monday night, when I was not sacking groceries at the Piggly Wiggly, we would go to the library in Dothan. One Monday evening, I “accidentally” found a paperback copy of William C. Anderson’s book, BAT-21. It was a story about Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, a U.S. Air